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Shrek the Musical at Upper St. Clair High School
Upper St. Clair High School’s Performing Arts Department will present “Shrek the Musical” March 6-8 and March 12-14 in the school’s theater. Directed by Tom Hunsberger, the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 and 14. Family Night, with a 6:30 p.m. show time, is set for Thursday, March 12 and a 2 p.m. matinee is offered on Sunday, March 8.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Adult ticket prices will increase to $15 starting on March 6. Online ticket sales begin at noon on Friday, Feb. 7 at www.usctheater.org. The box office will open for in-person ticket sales starting on Feb. 24 during the following days/times:
Wednesday and Saturday mornings – 10:30 a.m. to noon
Monday and Wednesday evenings – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
One hour prior to showtime
Tickets for all shows can be picked up on any of the performance days. (For instance, tickets for Saturday may be picked up on Thursday).
Admission for Upper St. Clair’s senior citizens is free with a USC Gold Card. Gold Card holders must obtain their free theater tickets in person at the box office.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori (“Thoroughly Modern Millie;” “Caroline, or Change”) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. “Shrek” brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.